Biozona Weekly: New Glendale hospital planned; Banner Alzheimer’s Institute director wins major award; Cancer centers getting the word out

January 31, 2013

By hammersmith

Dignity Health building $44 million hospital in Glendale
1/30/2013 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Dignity Health has started construction on a new $44 million hospital—St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center—that’s scheduled to open in early 2014 on a 35-acre campus near Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue in Glendale.

Arizona Commerce Authority names Fast Grant winners
1/29/2013 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Twenty-four early-stage Arizona technology companies, including many with medical ties, have won grants from the Arizona Commerce Authority to help with training and technical assistance for growing their business, creating jobs and commercializing their innovations.

Banner Alzheimer’s researcher wins prestigious prize
1/25/2013 | | Staff report

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation will award the 2013 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases—considered the most prestigious award for Alzheimer’s research in the nation — to Eric M. Reiman, executive director of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix.

Futuristic medical treatments tie Los Angeles billionaire to Phoenix
1/25/2013 | Phoenix Business Journal | Angela Gonzales

Billionaire entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong has a number of Phoenix area ties, including former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon working as vice chairman of National LambdaRail, the nonprofit that owns and operates a 12,000-mile fiber-optic network used by 300 research laboratories and universities, including Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Cancer treatment centers draw patients from Arizona, nation
1/22/2013 | NPR | Nick Blumberg

As cancer treatment becomes ever more advanced, dedicated cancer centers in the Phoenix area have been growing—and letting the public know through a barrage of billboard campaigns and TV commercials.

As cancer treatment improves, oncology centers expand
1/21/2013 | NPR | Nick Blumberg

The Phoenix area is home to a number of dedicated cancer treatment facilities, including the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert that broke ground on a major expansion.